Council received many requests to fund the World’s Champion rowing race between Jake Gaudaur and R.N. Johnston. Photo shows the Rowing Club at the foot of Thurlow Street. The Smelter By-Law was reported complete.
This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane
– SGN 865 – [Crowds assembled on dock near Vancouver Rowing Club,
foot of Thurlow Street]
– SGN 1091 – [Burrard Inlet Rowing Club
building at the foot of Thurlow Street]
Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
page 306 only
[Volume 8 page] 306
Vancouver May 13th, 1898.
The Council met on Friday May 13th 1898 at 2:30 P.M.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and McMorran.
Moved by Alderman McQueen.
Seconded by “ McMorran.
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Smelter By-Law and agreement with the Mayor in the Chair.
They were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.
From a large number of rate payers asking the Council to increase the first of July grant to provide funds for holding the World’s Champion rowing race between Jake Gaudaur and R.N. Johnston.
The Council then adjourned.
Sgd. James Garden
Thos. F. McGuigan